ATLANTA - Channel 2 Action News shines the light on local cold cases in partnership with Crime Stoppers of Greater Atlanta.
Right now, local detectives are waiting for one clue that could put a fugitive behind bars and bring justice to families who have lost loved ones to violent crimes.
In this 30-minute special, Channel 2’s Fred Blankenship and Linda Stouffer took viewers inside unsolved investigations in Fulton, Cobb, Clayton and Gwinnett counties.
“This program puts a major focus on evidence that has never been seen before,” said Blankenship.
“Something you know may help put a killer behind bars,” added Stouffer.
In addition, Channel 2 Action News broke down the process of calling in a tip and collecting a reward, and the measures police take to protect a caller’s identity.
The program also revealed Atlanta’s most wanted criminals and the elite fugitive task force that takes violent suspects off our streets.
“Channel 2 Action News has worked with Crime Stoppers since it began and our viewers are part of the success story,” said Tim McVay, vice president and general manager of Channel 2 WSB-TV. “In just five short years, police have closed hundreds of cases thanks to Crime Stoppers calls and information.”
As of May 1st 2012, Crime Stoppers has received 7,219 tips. The information led to 366 arrests and closed 512 cases. The Atlanta Police Foundation and Atlanta Police Department launched Crime Stoppers in January 2007. They're now working with 68 different law enforcement agencies in Georgia.
About Channel 2 WSB-TV The ABC Affiliate is part of Cox Media Group and ranks as Atlanta’s number one local television station. The station also operates its website, wsbtv.com, its mobile site, wap.wsbtv.com, and airs MeTV on its digital channel 2.2.
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps. Additionally, CMG owns and operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies. With $1.7 billion in revenue, the company operations include 15 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 86 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. CMG operates in more than 30 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including 30 million TV viewers, more than 4 million print and online newspaper readers, and 18 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.